Driven 2016 – Part 6

At last, the conclusion to the Driven coverage! I mentioned on Instagram last night that over the last few days I unfortunately couldn’t devote any time to the site due to dealing with Ketchup (the ST), but I made a point to get this post out today so that I can move ahead to the 780 opener photos!

Without further ado, the final set of Driven photos:

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Up first is B-Pro’s booth, which included a Maserati! Admittedly I didn’t notice it right away though, because R34 GT-R.

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Speaking of R34 GT-Rs, one of the local examples has GTRAWR as its license plate, so I found the similar plate on this mental looking R35 amusing.

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Parked front and center at the entrance this year were LOWCALS with several cars. These are Jesse’s (Supra) and Jason’s (BRZ).

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Everyone probably know’s David’s R34 sedan. Unless we’re talking about GT-Rs, I prefer the sedans over the coupes personally.

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Rob’s LS-powered 240SX was sporting a few new upgrades for the season. The new Sparcos were a nice addition.

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Alex’s S14 and Brad’s R33, both looking good.

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Lastly, Dylan’s TL with a bit of a VIP twist to it.

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This is the 1036 hp Civic seen in Part 5 – I came back to it later in the day and grabbed this shot of the engine which I wanted to include here. This car certianly combines show and go.

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Aldrich and Josh had their Audi wagons on display. Josh’s Allroad looks so angry compared to Aldrich’s S6.

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One of the surprises at the show was seeing this Rocket Bunny RC350! I can’t wait to see this thing progress further.

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Probably one of the most modified cars at the show was this E36 which was capable of 750 whp on race gas! As a random note, I’m pretty sure I recognize those hood louvers – they looked like the OEM ’94-96 Grand Prix pieces. Things only I would notice…

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The only car from Brent’s booth which had yet to be shown in the coverage – this M&M widebody S2000. The kit adds a serious amount of width to the car! This was another one of my favourites from the show for how complete it was.

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This ER34 was pretty impressive. Understated exterior with a rather nice engine and bay.

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This 3000GT really stood out. Part of that was due to the fact it was a 3000GT to begin with, but this was a seriously reworked example. The overall style was a bit of a throwback but just about everything had been modified.

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According to the spec sheet the owner had been building it since late 2006! There was definitely a lot of time and effort in it.

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Finally, we have this trio of FR-Ss. In terms of styling the white example up front was my favourite – I’m such a fan of the Blitz bumper.

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At this point, to wrap up the coverage I want to turn the focus (ha) to mine. Most reading this probably know anyway but I think it’s a nice way to end the series – the sedan took Best in Show Domestic Tuner!

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This is something I had been working towards for a while, and over the last year I had made a point to round out the car and work on what I felt was its weak point – performance.

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It was the perfect way to end the show and I need to once again extend a huge thank you to everyone who has helped with the car over the last few years to get it where it is today. This couldn’t have happened without the support of others!

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It also means that Mario and I in a way, have taken the trophy back to back. Last year we had enough Foci for a Focus category and Ketchup won; this year we didn’t so it was the Domestic Tuner category and Mustard won.

It’s time for us to now get to work for 2017’s show, which brings me back to what I alluded to at the start of the post; I need to get back to helping Mario with the ST. Watch this space!

-Bill

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